US Diplomat: Focus on Agriculture Doesn't Affect Food Aid

The United Nations call for stronger focus on agriculture to help fight hunger in poor nations does not imply a reform of

, Ambassador Ertharin Cousin said. The envoy also said that the U.S. is prepared to up its assistance to the World Food Program as necessary, but she urged other donor countries to also step in, Reuters reports.

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    Ivy Mungcal

    As former senior staff writer, Ivy Mungcal contributed to several Devex publications. Her focus is on breaking news, and in particular on global aid reform and trends in the United States, Europe, the Caribbean, and the Americas. Before joining Devex in 2009, Ivy produced specialized content for U.S. and U.K.-based business websites.